For nearly 40 years, Ebara has been designing custom-engineered products for the liquefied gas industry, for a wide variety of marine and land-based applications. Through years of experience and continuous design improvements, EIC has established itself as the premier manufacturer of cryogenic pumps and expanders, world-wide. Through all of the natural cycles and changes in the LNG industry, Ebara has always maintained its focus on continuous engineering and the development of cryogenic pumps and expanders, because that is what we do best.
The EIC Story…
Cryodynamics Inc. was founded in 1973 in Costa Mesa California, USA. In 1977, Cryodynamics Inc. became a division of the Worthington Pump Corporation and was relocated to Sacramento, California two years later. It was in this year that the first test stand was built.
Cryodynamics received its first “major” order of 40 pumps from IHI/Sonatrach in 1981. In 1984, Cryodynamics began a joint venture with the Ebara Corporation in Japan. Three years later, they delivered the first ship sets for the Northwest Shelf Project. In 1989, Cryodynamics Inc. was purchased by the Ebara Corporation.
In 1994, the Corporate Headquarters and Test Stand were relocated to Sparks, Nevada, USA. In 1998, just four years later, Ebara made history with their first Expander shipment to Sur, Oman.
Making history again in 2002, Ebara shipped the world’s first 2-Phase Cryogenic Expander to Odolanow, Poland. In 2007, Ebara expanded its Manufacturing Facility to include the new Motor Manufacturing Division. Construction and change continued into 2008 with more growth on Ebara’s Test Facility, which continues to be one of the largest and most sophisticated liquefied gas test platforms in the world. In 2010, the acquisition of the local Nevada business, Hood Machine (now Hood EIC LLC.), added more equipment, personnel and resources to the growing demands on Ebara’s busy manufacturing facility. In 2011, Ebara expanded its new Vista Boulevard location to include the Hood-EIC facility, outbound Warehouse and Corporate Office to better coordinate the various areas of the Sparks, NV based Headquarters.
With well over 6000 units installed aboard LNG Carriers and land based installations, Ebara is represented at the vast majority of LNG operations in liquefaction, marine transport and regasification applications world-wide.